0191 5842142

St. Michael's Church

Parish Priest: Fr Marc Lyden-Smith (In residence at St. Mary Magdalen’s, Seaham: Telephone (0191) -5812368 or email sunderlandpriest@outlook.com
Retired Priest in residence at St. Michael’s: Fr Bill O’Gorman
Parish Deacon: Rev. Richard McLaughlin
For all enquires for both churches, please contact the Parish Secretary, Pat Dawson, on (0191) -5842142 and St.Michael’s email: st.michaels@sky.com

Welcome to our website


May the month of Mary:

Traditionally this is our Blessed Mother’s month. Please try to pray the rosary. Parents in May, please pray the Hail Mary with your children every day in May, even if it is just one together, great things will happen. All of us can entrust the night by praying a Hail Mary before we go to sleep each night.


It is wonderful to be able to welcome you all back to Mass!

We continue to be a Covid-secure space thanks to our volunteers and cleaners. It is good that we get back into the habit of being back at Mass and, hopefully by June , all restrictions will be lifted. In the meantime, we keep our face coverings on for Mass and we maintain social distancing with those outside of our households or bubbles. But the time is coming very soon when we will be able to get back to normal. Let us keep each other in prayer….as always.

Please get in touch if you have any queries

Watch Online... 

Fr. Marc live streams Mass from St. Mary Magdalene in SeahamSUNDAY'S at 9.30am on Facebook.

It will then be available to view here, shortly afterwards (click the link below) and on  Youtube too with previous Masses, see below and subscribe to Fr. Marc's channel :

Masses this week

Regular Mass services:

Weekend Masses 

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm
Sunday morning Mass at 11am

Weekday Masses

Friday 10 am Morning

Prayer and reflection

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 30 min's before Mass
Private prayer and reflection: each Tuesday from 10.30am-11.45

General information 

Last updated 11.04.21
COVID-19- restricted Mases in our Parishes will only be for Funerals 
Communal worship and life events

You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship, a funeral or event related to a death, a burial ground or a remembrance garden, or to attend a wedding ceremony.

Weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend, and weddings and civil ceremonies may only take place in exceptional circumstances.

You must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble if you do attend a service.

Face coverings must be worn in places of worship, unless you are exempt. This is now law.

Our  Diocese

Bishop Robert continues to provide updates regarding the re-opening of our churches which can be seen on the Diocesan Website www.rcdhn.org.uk

St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle are continuing with live streaming Masses.

Normal Sunday Mass is at 11:30am and every Weekday Mass at 12.05 pm.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle YOUTUBE 

Our Partnership

A partnership is a group of parishes agreeing to work together to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God. They offer our Diocese unlimited potential as we seek to ensure viable and flourishing communities of people who want to deepen their commitment to Jesus and witness to him in our world. 

St Michael's will become part of the Partnership of St Mary the Virgin, joining parishes in Seaham, Murton, Thornley, Peterlee, Horden and Hutton House, Blackhall.

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Location and contacts 


Use this handy map to find us or the details below to contact us for more information about our Parish.

St. Michael's Catholic Church
Durham Road
Tyne and Wear

0191 5842142